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Grand Cru Winter Reserve | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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571 Ratings
Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 09-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,845
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
571
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
93
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0
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 233
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - slightly cloudy honey orange with nice initial amount of head.. head quickly disappeared and formed a foamy rim around the glass

S - bready/yeast, citrus, sweet malts, slight smoke tones

T - sweet, wheat, citrus, bready, spices.. there is something really unique about this beer's taste that i really really like i just can't put my tongue on it (pun intended)

M - perfectly carbonated, crisp and refreshing with a sweet yet dry finish

O - not quite sure why this is a winter reserve, i can picture having this beer year round. i like this more than their other belgian style ales.. lots more distinct flavors.

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Photo of RobertColianni
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured slightly chilled in flared glass

A: clear, dark yellow; frothy, high head; good carbonation; good lacing
S: yeasty aroma, all Belgian
T: not sweet; strawlike overtones; peach and apple tones dominate; heavy on the yeast and bottle conditioning
M: a bit watery

overall, not bad, quite good actually

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Photo of jayhawk73
2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright orange color with a thin off white head on my snifter glass. Smell is grass, hops, fruit. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the best in the style category. The taste is just not right for this style to me. Yeast, alcohol are added to the nose profile.. but, it's WAY too sweet. Not a fan of the taste. The feel is thin, syrupy, with a little bit of an undercarbonated vibe. Overall, this is fairly mediocre. Probably won't look for this again. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rwrk42
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: A golden yellow color with a nice foam head that doesn't last too long
Smell: Sweet caramel with a wonderful malty smell. Slight dark fruit aroma
Taste: Very smooth and malty. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor and caramel undertones with some dark fruit & spice
Very good....would recommend.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recent bottle from New Jersey drive through. Pours an opaque peachy colour with tiny retained head. Belgian yeast aroma, with malt and fruitiness. Average mouthfeel, tingling mouthfeel. More complex flavour profile as it warmed. Satisfying and drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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